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Dec 12, 2012 2:00pm PST
music ♪] >> jennifer: let's start tonight in flint michigan. the city about an hour north of detroit. this is my map of michigan and it's a place with a long list of dubious distinctions. it has the highest crime rate of any michigan city the highest number of abandoned properties in the nation and last year it was the number one most violent city in the country. it also is one of the poorest cities. compare that to michigan overall which is at 16%, the 14% is the national figure. it is a sad picture, even more so because of flint's history as the center of the american manufacturing industry. it's the birthplace of this country's labor movement. in 1960, flint was michigan's second largest city 200,000 people. it also had a vibrant middle class, it's public school system was a model for the nation and that was due in large part to the strength of its labor unions and the large number of manufacturing workers living in flint. they took over a factory and they didn't leave until they reached a deal with management. workers occupied several general motor's plants. n
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Dec 5, 2012 2:00pm PST
rid of scott brown. 1-866-55-press. >> real people living real lives in new york city. >> we've been threatened with the cutting of hours. we've been threatened with losing our jobs. if i lose my job than to stay there and be belittled. >> jennifer: last week, hundreds of fast food workers took to the streets of new york to demand a living wage. workers from mcdonald's, burger king, wendy's, taco bell, other major fast food chains all walked out. and they called for the minimum wage to be raised to $15 an hour. for the right to unionize without interference. they would be a powerful force. fast food workers are the fourth largest occupation in the country! they earn on average about $18,000 a year. for full time. that's roughly the poverty level for a family of three. at the same time, these big chains are reporting record profits. and the issue underscores a fundamental, moral question. will we build an economy that pays workers enough to support a family or will we use the government to subsidize people's w
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Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
its happened and more importantly, what's going to happen tomorrow. >> today, new york city mayor bloomberg announced a plan top protect the city from future natural disasters but he said there were no magic bullets, you don't have to be a believer in climate change to understand the ding dangers from extreme weather are already here after sandy, after katrina, after record droughts in the midwest, why aren't we seeing more meaningful action from congress on climate change? well, i got four words for you: charles & david koch conservative brothers with combined net worth of $80,000,000,000, $80,000,000,000 have spent a fortunate to kill climate legislation. they have also funded climate change denial science, and they've waged an all-out attack on clean air laws of the. the top 25 senators who have received the most campaign cash from from, seven sitting here today on the environmental public works committees and big surprise. they are all republicans and they have all voted in favor of oil interests. john barasso, jim inhoff and lamar alexander have v
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